Other Beings, The Source Of All Good Qualities
It is necessary to practice the good deeds such as the 10 Virtuous Actions. By performing these activities we habituate our mind to these virtuous activities and the good causes created from these actions will assist us on the path to Enlightenment.
10 Virtuous Actions
The 10 Virtuous Actions are the opposite of the 10 Non Virtuous Actions. They don’t list every bad thing that you can do because there are lots of bad things that you can do!! But it’s a list of 10 things to be working with until getting to the Bodhisattva Vow, later.
The 10 Non Virtuous Actions are killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, divisive speech, harsh speech, gossip, covetousness, malicious thoughts, and wrong views.
The 10 Virtuous Actions are generosity, protecting / saving life, being respectful of relationships and boundaries, speech that brings people together, gentle words, contentment, kind thoughts, and positive views.